Vendetta IPA | Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

Vendetta IPAVendetta IPA
BA SCORE
68.6%
Liked This Beer
3.81 w/ 204 ratings
Vendetta IPAVendetta IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
California, United States
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Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Vendetta IPA is the taste of sweet revenge. Aggressively bitter with a cutthroat convergence of Citra and Amarillo hops, this Vendetta won't soon be forgotten.

Added by kojevergas on 11-01-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,674
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
204
Liked:
140
Avg:
3.81/5
pDev:
10.5%
Alströms:
3.82
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
31
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 204 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of h4ger
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HamdenHector
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: crystal clear; bronze in color - almost amber; 1+ finger off white head that receded to a wispy cap; very nice lacing;

S: more tropical fruit than anything else, but a nice dose of herb as well;

T: very nicely balanced; tropical fruit, herbal, and caramel from start to finish; tropical fruit lasts into the aftertaste; mild bitterness at the end that builds to moderate in the aftertaste;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: for a relatively big beer, this drinks very easily;

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaulWaters
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MonkeyBread
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eden
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bad 6/16

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Photo of Cath
3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Birmz
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cdub70085
4.54/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IrishCowboyBend
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of InfernoBoss
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.37/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wheels2532
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kplummer82
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyanK252
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Speakeasy Ales & Lagers pint glass

A: Pours deep golden orange amber with a frothy golden off white head that settles to a firm layer that hangs around and laces well.

S: Bright citrus, tropical fruit, pine, caramel malt sweetness, and maybe even a bit toasty.

T: Fruity up front, kinda strawberry and a little melon, peach, tropical fruit, mango, passion fruit, citrus, tangerine, for the first half, then grapefruit, pine and peppery spice dominate the second half, with some lightly toasty notes, and a little caramel/toffee sweetness. Solid bitterness throughout, a hint of alcohol can come out as it warms.

M: A bit towards the fuller end of medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: There's a lot going on in this one, maybe not an every day drinker, but I like it.

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Photo of hoppyhoppy
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jackb112
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ZakFaruki
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look: poured into a shaker glass, a nice dark amber with a small white head that defuses quickly

Smell: Tropical and pine, as is typical with "West Coast" IPAs

Taste: a sharp hop taste on the nose to it, didn't taste the malt as others said, pine flavors pervade over others throughout

Feel: Medium-full bodied, hop oils sticking to teeth, nice carbonation that keeps it drinkable as it warms

Overall: An alright IPA, better IPAs done in the "west coast" style (Ballast Point Sculpin comes to mind), but if you appreciate full blown hops in a style similar to Sierra Nevada's offerings, then its worth investigating.

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3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Vendetta IPA from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
Beer rating: 68.6% out of 100 with 204 ratings
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